A Rare and Large Chinese Export Famille-rose 'Figures' Fishbowl, Qing Dynasty, Yongzheng Period | 清雍正 粉彩描金人物故事圖大缸
A Rare and Large Chinese Export Famille-rose 'Figures' Fishbowl
Qing Dynasty, Yongzheng Period
stoutly potted with wide bulbous body rising to an everted lip, set with applied biscuit lion-mask handles, one side of the exterior richly painted with female figures in a chamber with another lady being pursued by a military official, the reverse with scholars reading and figures tending to a horse, the interior decorated with fish swimming amongst water plants
width across handles 25 1/4 in.; 64.2 cm
The enamels gilding have been overall well preserved on both the exterior and interior of the fishbowl and remains vibrant for an object of this type. There is a minor shallow flake to the rim, and the biscuit handles with some losses and later replacements to the circular tufts of mane of the lion-mask handles, otherwise in overall good condition. Overall with minor firing imperfections including minor fritting to the rim, and some wear to the surface, including minor flaking of the enamels.
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